Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

Home Country Internationals

Home Country International Matches are held at all national meetings organised by the NSRA. They may be entered by one team representing any of the seven Home Countries recognised under NSRA Rules – England, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The relevant Home Country Union or Association will be responsible for entering and selecting its team.

When present at a meeting, overseas teams are allowed to shoot alongside for honours only, but are not eligible to win the match trophy or medals.

To represent one of the Home Countries, a shooter, Team Captain and Adjutant or Secretary must be qualified in accordance with NSRA Rules and Regulations, Rule 3.2. The Home Countries may require additional qualification criteria for selection to be met, such as individual membership of the Union.

Participation in these matches is open to disabled shooters in ISCD category SH1 (see NSRA Rules and Regulations, Rule 4.6).

Medals are awarded to the members of winning teams, including the Captain and Adjutant or Secretary. For many years no winners medals were awarded, but instead the NSRA provided every team member and official with a medal or badge emblematic of their country and/or date bar as a memento of their participation in the match. Responsibility for the issue of any representative medals or badges now rests with the relevant Home Country Union. Blazer badges for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are available for purchase from NSRA Competitions Dept. by shooters who have represented those countries.

 

Bisley Rifle Meeting

Prone Match
Teams of 10 for the Bovril Challenge Shield.
Women’s Prone Match
Teams of 5 for the Mrs A.B. Culf Challenge Cup.
Junior Prone Match
Teams of 3 for the ESSU Trophy. Juniors must be aged under 21 on 31 December of the year of shooting.

The above three matches are shot squadded over a modified Dewar course. They are shot at the same time and a competitor selected for two or all three matches will shoot them concurrently.

Three Positions (3x40) Match
Teams of 3. Shot concurrently with the British Three Positions Championship.
Women’s Three Positions (3x20) Match
Teams of 3. Shot concurrently with the British 3x20 Championship.

  

Scottish Rifle Meeting

Prone Match
Teams of 10 for the Sir Ian Hamilton Cup.
Women’s Prone Match
Teams of 5 for the Mappin Challenge Shield.
Junior Prone Match
Teams of 3 for the Lindsay Allan Quaich. Juniors must be aged under 21 on 31 December of the year of shooting.

These matches are organised on the same basis as the equivalent matches at the Bisley Rifle Meeting.

 

British 50m Rifle Championships

Men's Three Positions (3x40) Match
Teams of 3 for the N Trophy.
Women’s Three Positions (3x20) Match
Teams of 3 for the Edith Summerskill Trophy.
Men's Prone Match
Teams of 3.
Women's Prone Match
Teams of 3.

The matches are shot concurrently with the appropriate individual Championship competitions.

 

Bisley Pistol Meeting

International Match
Team of 4 for the Hunter Trophy. Shot concurrently with the first stage of the British Open Short Range Pistol Championship (the Allies).
Women’s Match
Teams of 2. Score taken from the first 40 shots of the second competition of the 10 metre Air Pistol Aggregate.

 

Airgun Meeting

International Match
Teams of 3 for the Colonial Trophy (rifle) and the ESSU Trophy (pistol). 60 shots per team member.
Women’s Match
Teams of 3 for the McQueen Trophy (rifle) and the F.J. Tucknott Trophy (pistol). 40 shots per team member.
Junior Match
Teams of 3. 60 shots per team member. Juniors may be of either sex and must be aged under 21 on 31 December of the year of shooting.

The matches are shot concurrently with the British Confined Championship. Women and junior women may be selected for the International Match, in which case they, and any junior women selected for the Junior Match, will be required to fire an additional 20 shots after completion of her British Championship course of 40 shots.


Postal Internationals

There are five annual postal international matches normally entered by teams representing Great Britain.

Awards are given to the members and officials of the winning team in the form of medals for the Dewar, Drew, Randle and Mayleigh Matches and embroidered chevrons for the Wakefield Match. In the Randle and Mayleigh Matches, medals are also awarded to the runners-up.

Members and officials of the Great Britain team receive a medal and/or date bar as a memento of their participation and are entitled to the free issue of a Great Britain International tie if they have not already received one. Blazer badges are also available for purchase from NSRA Competitions Dept. Selection for these matches does not confer an entitlement to purchase Great Britain tracksuits or other GB International insignia.

 

Dewar Match

Organised by the NSRA, open to teams of 20, including disabled shooters in ISCD category SH1. Modified Dewar course on current NSRA targets.

The Great Britain team currently shoots the match in June. The match is fired on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday, dependant on weather.

The team is selected from a shoulder-to–shoulder trial over a modified Double Dewar course, fired on the Saturday morning of the same weekend.

Although occasional adjustments may be made to the arrangements, qualifiers for the trial are normally:

  • the leading 40 shooters in Classes X and A in the Bisley Rifle Meeting Championship Aggregate of the previous year;
  • the leading three shooters in Classes X and A in the Scottish Meeting Championship Aggregate of the previous year, who did not enter the Bisley Championship Aggregate of that year;
  • the leading scorers in a postal trial held in the spring of the same year over a Double Dewar course.

The leading scorer in the Great Britain team is awarded the Ron Wood Cup.

The match was inaugurated in 1909 and results to 2009 are United States of America 53 wins, Great Britain 36 wins, Australia and South Africa one win each.

 

Wakefield Match

Organised by the NSRA, open to teams of 10, including disabled shooters in ISCD category SH1. The course of fire is an English Match on current ISSF targets.

The members of the Great Britain team shoot the match during a period of one week in September on their own home ranges.

The normal team selection is:

  • The leading five shooters in rounds 1 to 5 of the NSRA 50 Yards/50 Metres Summer League (Comp. 103) of the same year;
  • The leading five shooters in the 50 Metre Championship at the Bisley Rifle Meeting of the same year.

Further shooters are brought into the team from the next highest scorers in the 50 Yards/50 Metres Summer League to replace those not available to shoot or vacancies created by one shooter qualifying under both the routes above.

The trophy had previously been used for an annual match between Great Britain and Sweden, which ran from 1933 to 1984. The current match was instituted in 1991 and results to 2009 have been Great Britain 13 wins, New Zealand 4 wins, United States of America 2 wins.

 

Drew Match

Organised by the NSRA in three sections: a team of 10 juniors of either sex, a team of three junior men and a team of three junior women. The Drew Trophy is awarded to the team winning the team of 10 section. The match is open to teams including disabled shooters in ISCD category SH1. The course of fire is an English Match on current ISSF targets.

The match conditions require each team to shoot during their own country’s national championships meeting.

The Great Britain teams normally shoot in the early evening of the Friday of the Bisley Rifle Meeting on the Malcolm Cooper Range. The team selection is from the eligible shooters taking part in the meeting.

The match was instituted in 2002 and the results to 2009 have been:

Team of 10 - South Africa 5 wins, Great Britain 2 wins, New Zealand one win.
Team of 3 Junior Men - South Africa 3 wins, New Zealand 3 wins, Great Britain 2 wins.
Team of 3 Junior Women - South Africa 4 wins, New Zealand and Great Britain 2 wins each.

 

Randle Match

Organised by the NRA of America, open to teams of 10 women. Dewar course of fire on American Decimal targets.

The match conditions require each team to shoot during their own country’s national championships meeting.

The Great Britain team normally shoots, weather permitting, in the early morning of the Thursday of the Bisley Rifle Meeting. It is selected from the leading competitors in Classes X and A, and exceptionally Class B, in the Bisley Championship Aggregate of that year.

The match was inaugurated in 1952 and results to 2009 have been United States of America 38 wins, Great Britain 19 wins, South Africa one win.

 

Mayleigh Match

Organised by the NRA of America, open to teams of 10. 30 shots per team member at ISSF 50 metre pistol targets. Three series of 10 shots, each series in 10 minutes. Pistols or revolvers of .22 calibre with a trigger-pull of at least 2lb.

As the necessary pistols are prohibited on the mainland the Great Britain team shoots the Match alternating between venues in Jersey and Northern Ireland.

The match was inaugurated in 1937 and results to 1999 have been United States of America 43 wins, Great Britain 10 wins, Canada 2 wins, Australia one win.


Shoulder-to-Shoulder Internationals

The Pershing and Roberts Matches

There are two international matches held shoulder-to-shoulder between Great Britain and the United States of America.

The Pershing Match and the Roberts Match are each shot every eight years, the former at Camp Perry, Ohio and the latter at Bisley Camp, during the host association’s national championships meeting.

Both matches are for teams of 10, over a course of 40 shots per team member. The Pershing Match is over a Dewar course on American Decimal targets: the Roberts Match over a modified Dewar course on current NSRA targets.

The method of selecting each Great Britain team is decided by the Rifle Committee, in consultation with the Team Captain. A team is normally selected on the basis of trials and an element of the selection arrangements is likely to refer to the leading scorers in the Bisley Championship Aggregate in the year prior to the match. However there may well be additional methods of obtaining a place as a trialist.

The last Roberts Match took place on 21 August 2009, with Neil Gibbons as Captain, Phil Strong as Adjutant and Jon Leech as Coach. The match was won by Great Britain with 3842 points to the Unites States' 3806.

The next Roberts Match is scheduled for 2017.

The next Pershing Match is scheduled for 2013.

In the most recent match, in 2005 at Camp Perry, the USA and Great Britain tied on gunscore, but the USA had the higher count of X-bulls, 3990-295x to 3990-270x.


Overseas Internationals

There is a wide range of International Matches shot under ISSF Rules. At the top end there are the major events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World and European Championships, and World Cups. In addition many National Federations, as well as regional and local organisations, run other matches that are well-established and of a high standard.

Entries to these matches will mainly be made by British Shooting and/or the Home Country organisations, although some matches are open to anyone and may attract teams from regional squads, clubs or other British organisations.

Immediately below are the main overseas small-bore and airgun matches attended by British shooters during 2012, and the principal successes achieved at them. The results for earlier years can be reached by links at the foot of the page.  The links to information, such as the results posted by the match organiser, have been left in place although these may become broken after a period of time.

XXXTH OLYMPIC GAMES, LONDON

 Monday 6 August  British competitors  Score  Position
 Men 3 Positions Rifle    
 09.00  Qualification  Jonathan Hammond  1142  41st
 13.45  Final  James Huckle  1162  25th
       
 Men Trap (day 2)      
 09.00  Qualification  Ed Ling  118  21st
 16.00  Final      
         
 Sunday 5 August    
 Men 50m Pistol      
 09.00  Qualification      
 12.30  Final      
       
 Men Trap (day 1)    After 75 clays
 09.00  Qualification  Ed Ling  72  15th
       
 Saturday 4 August    
 Women 3 Positions Rifle    
 09.00  Qualification  Jen McIntosh  570  42nd
 12.45  Final      
       
 Women Trap      
 09.00  Qualification  Charlotte Kerwood  64  16th
 15.00  Final      
       
 Friday 3 August    
 Men Prone Rifle    
 09.00  Qualification  Jonathan Hammond  593  17th
 12.00  Final  James Huckle  591  29th
       
 Men Rapid Fire Pistol (day 2)    
 10.30  Qualification      
 14.30  Final      
       
 Thursday 2 August    
 Men Rapid Fire Pistol (day 1)    
 10.30  Qualification      
       
 Men Double Trap      
 09.00  Qualification  Richard Faulds  133  12th
 15.00  Final  Peter Wilson  188  1st

 PETER WILSON WINS GOLD MEDAL!!!

       
 Wednesday 1 August    
 Women 25m Pistol    
 09.00  Qualification  Gorgs Geikie  562  37th
 15.30  Final      
       
 Tuesday 31 July    
 Men Skeet (day 2)      
 09.00  Qualification  Richard Brickell  118  12th
 14.00  Final  Rory Warlow  118  16th
       
 Monday 30 July    
 Men Air Rifle      
 09.00  Qualification  James Huckle  593  24th
 11.45  Final      
       
 Men Skeet (day 1)    After 75 clays
 09.00  Qualification  Richard Brickell  69  22nd
   Rory Warlow  70  17th
       
 Sunday 29 July    
 Women Air Pistol      
 09.00  Qualification  Gorgs Geikie  359  47th
 11.45  Final      
         
 Women Skeet      
 09.00  Qualification  Elena Allen  60  14th
 14.00  Final      
         
 Saturday 28 July
 Women Air Rifle      
 08.15  Qualification  Jen McIntosh  392  36th
 11.00  Final      
         
 Men Air Pistol      
 12.00  Qualification      
 15.30  Final      
         

OTHER INTERNATIONAL MATCHES

43rd GP of Liberation, Pilsen, CZE
4 - 8 May 2012
 Team    Results
     

 For information about the World Cup, London. click HERE

     
28th ISAS International, Dortmund, GER
19 - 25 March 2012
 Team, programme & results    
     
 Junior Men 10m Air Pistol    
 Kristian Callaghan, GBR  Bronze  570 
     
 Junior Men Rapid Fire Pistol    
 Kristian Callaghan  Silver  549
     
 Women Three Position Rifle    
 Jennifer McIntosh  4th   684.9 
     
European 10m Championships, Heinola-Vierumaki FIN
15 - 19 February 2012
 Team  Programme  
 Sius Ascor link for live results    
     
InterShoot 2012, The Hague, NED
 2 - 4 February 2012
 Team  Programme  Results
 Live Results    
     
 Junior Men 10m Air Pistol 1
 Kristian Callaghan, ENG  Bronze  664.3
     
 Junior Women 10m Air Pistol 1
 Anna Rehfisch, ENG  Silver  470.8
     
 Men 10m Air Rifle 1
 Kenneth Parr, ENG  Silver  696.4
 James Huckle, ENG  Bronze  695.6
     
 Junior Men 10m Air Rifle 1
 Michael Bamsey, WAL  Bronze  682.1
     
 Men 10m Air Rifle 2
 James Huckle, ENG  Silver  697.9
 In Qualification    598
 New British Men Record    
     
 Men 10m Air Rifle 2 Team
 England  Silver  1754
 James Huckle 598, Kenneth Parr 594, Kevin Sinclair 562
     
 Junior Women 10m Air Pistol 2    
 Anna Rehfisch, ENG  Silver  466.0
 Imogen Side-Page, ENG  Bronze  455.4
     
 Junior Men 10m Air Pistol 2
 Kristian Callaghan, ENG  Bronze  660.8
     
 Women Air Pistol 2 Team    
 England  Silver   1090 
 Julia Lydall 376, Victoria Tripney 359, Freya Trotter 355 
     
 Men Air Pistol 2 Team    
 England 1  Gold   1712 
 Michael Gault 571, Nicholas Baxter 571, Stewart Nangle 270   
     
 England 2  Silver  1684
 Adrian Syms 566, Jim Newsome 564, Iqbal Ubhi 554
     
 Northern Ireland  Bronze  1672
 Robert Doak 567, Alan Kerr 554, Hugh Stewart 551
     
 Junior Women 10m Air Pistol 3
 Anna Rehfisch, ENG  Silver  457.7
     
 Senior Men Air Rifle 3    
 James Huckle, ENG  Bronze  698.8
 New British Men Record    
     
 Junior Men Air Rifle 3    
 Michael Bamsey, WAL  Gold  691.0 
     
International Airgun Competition, Munich, GER
26 -28 January 2012
 Team    Results
     
 Junior Women 10m Air Pistol 1
 Anna Rehfisch, GBR  5th  471.9
     
 Women 10m Air Rifle 2
 Jennifer McIntosh, GBR  13th  397
 Scottish Women Equal Record (subject to confirmation)
     
2nd Meyton Cup, Innsbruck, AUT
20 -24 January 2012
     Results
     
 Women 10m Air Rifle 2
 Jennifer McIntosh, GBR  8th  497.9
 Scottish Women Record (subject to confirmation)
     
2nd Grand Prix of France, Fleury les Aubrais, FRA
20 -21 January 2012
     Results
     
 Women 10m Air Rifle 2
 Sheree Cox, GBR  Silver  494.4
     
 Men 10m Air Rifle 2  
 Kenny Parr, GBR  Bronze  694.2
     

Results from earlier years.

 2009  2010  2011    

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